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Martha Stewart Giveaway!

Win Martha Stewart's Brand New Book


Hi moms!

Are you in a crafting rut with the kiddos? Looking for a creative way to use all those spare buttons? Want to wow the grandparents on grandparents day?

Look no further! (Well, you’ll have to look a little further—into Martha Stewart’s new book, that is.)

The Queen of Crafts herself has written a fab new book called: “Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share.” (Not releasing for sale til’ June 18th!)

And guess what?

Here on 3 Things, I’m giving away 3 books to 3 lucky mamas.

Wanna enter to win? It’s easy. (We’re all about simplicity around here.) Just comment below and tell me about the favorite craft your cutie-patootie ever made. [If they’re too young to make stuff other than diaper sculptures, just tell me what crafts you look forward to making.)

Thanks for reading, moms. Truly love having you here.

*Giveaway ends this Friday, June 7th, 2013. 3 winners will be selected through a random number generator, notified by email and announced on our Facebook page.

Look at that pretty cover:

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  • Ann-Marie June 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I am a complete sucker for anything made with handprints!

  • Aislinn June 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    My four year old just painted a bucket hat at preschool. It has so much paint and glitter that it took days to dry and can stand up on its own. He wears it so proudly I can’t help but love it.

  • Nicole June 3, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Would love this for my almost 3 year old and me…we have great fun doing craft projects together.

  • Stefanie June 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    My 6 year old son can not get enough art projects! He has lived for his artistic expression since his first crayon. We would use this book until it was tattered. Yay! Thanks for the offer! Good Luck everyone : )

  • Stefanie June 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Just saw you wanted to hear about *favorite* I would have to say He says that “Making roses.” is his favorite, whether by drawing, painting, clay or (he loves these) multicolored pipe cleaners!

  • Aa June 3, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Nevus and I like to make beaded ornaments together….it’s my fav!

  • Ashley June 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Boston made a hippo out of clay this year in school (basically just a blob with legs and a head) and it’s my favorite!

  • Nadia June 3, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    We turned 2 in January and we’ve already given up on any crayon activities. Recently, we been experimenting with paint…fly swatter painting and rubber band painting.

  • Paula June 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Would love this for my crafty girls!

  • Mary Whitmarsh June 3, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    One of my favorite crafts ever was a big dinosaur made out of cardboard boxes. That was when I was a younger mom and had energy, lol.

  • Kristen June 3, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    My son was three when he made several Christmas garlands with beads, bells and ornaments: all on his own! I love to see them displayed in his grandmas’ homes during the holidays.

  • julie June 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    My daughter decorated a wooden frame with all different sized “jewels” and put her picture in it. It is super sparkly and I love it!

  • Ashley June 3, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    My little one is too young for most crafts and has yet to outgrow the “everything goes in her mouth” phase but I can’t wait to teach her to sew and cross stitch like I did as a kid. Really any crafts will be fun to do with her and I can’t wait to wear the first noodle necklace she makes me!

  • Jacky Pileggi June 4, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Any Christmas tree ornament craft is always a favorite because we all love unwrapping them each year and reminiscing.

  • Melissa McCubbins June 4, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Coffee filter butterflies…so silly but it’s the first craft that Ana was excited to make and actually able to do kinda by herself (rather than me just doing it for her and in that process losing interest). She made about 10 of them!

  • Kristin June 4, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I made a play-doh octopus for my almost-two-year-old, and she looked at it for a minute — then picked up the same colors of play-doh I had used and made her own “octopus” – I saved a picture, it’s awesome!

  • Mel M June 4, 2013 at 6:51 am

    My girls dumped out our scraps box and made a robot out of papertowel rolls, wrapping paper, empty duct tape roll, art tape, etc. My favorite part was a little while later when they were “introducing” Ms. Robot to all their dolly friends.

  • Sarah June 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

    I have my daughter decorate sheets of paper as she wishes. The I but them into squares and paste them on notecards. Voila, personalized thank-you notes!

  • Devon June 4, 2013 at 8:02 am

    The water bottle vase and fake flowers he made me for mother’s day — surprisingly, it’s actually beautiful! :)

  • Annie June 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

    My son used post-it notes cut and stuck together, drew pictures and wrote on them for a creation all about our family. I LOVE his creativity! He asked me recently, “Mom, can we have a craft for every Friday?” .

  • Jessica June 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Anything with their fingerprints on it!

  • melinda June 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    we love crafting!

  • Erika June 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

    My 5 year old is a sellf-directed crafting maniac, and I love all the amazing things she comes up with on her own. My favorite recent whole-family craft we did was bottlecap magnets for family Christmas gifts: bottle caps + glitter glue + mini gems + clear sealant, with a magnet hot glued to the back. They were fun and easy to make, looked sparkly and awesome, and were useful, too! Would love to have this book to inspire our summer crafting fun!

  • Tammy June 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Our twin girls are 8 months old so no big crafts yet. Love the handprint tree craft we did with them for Mother’s Day. When they’re older, I look forward to going on walks/hikes and collecting outdoor treasures to make crafts with!

  • Katie June 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

    My girls and I love doing crafts together. My favorite so far is one where they painted a canvas red, I glued a pink outline of a heart in yarn, and they filled the inside with all sorts of sequins, gems and glitter. I meant to take it down after valentines day, but it looks so happy in my living room that it is still up.

  • Laurie Park June 4, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I have 2 under 2 and my 17 month old is just getting into crafts. I want to try a box scene of a jungle or under the sea. Just throw in the fake grass some sticks and cheap figurine animals I think. Maybe paint the outside of the box too to make it fun and messy. We live a good mess at our house!

  • Katie June 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I’m a sucker for the holidays and am most looking forward to making tree ornaments with my little one, and hanging them next to the ones I made with my mom. Thanks!! :)

  • Jenna@CallHerHappy June 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    diaper structures! haha :)

    i love when my gal comes in with a handful of dandelions to make a centerpiece for the dinner table. adorable and cheery!

  • Trisha June 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Handpring Valentine Cards! So cute to see his little handprint on the card.

  • jaymie June 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    my kids are still young, but I love anything with handprints or anything that they do themselves with no help.

  • Jamie h June 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Faith is only 4 months old but I’m def looking forward to crafting with her! I’m really hoping she will love it as much as I do! I will say, that I made an ornament with her sono picture (for the hubs) this past December…something to always remember that Christmas time and being pregnant with her! :)

  • EG1972 June 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I really treasure the first drawing my son did with recognizable shapes and structures. He went from scribbling one day to drawing people and animals the next, it seemed.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • chickadee June 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    My favorite thing that my 2 daughters ever made, is armor for their tiny stuffed bunnies. They glued fabric onto cardboard cut from toilet paper rolls, then shaped it into little shields, helmets and body armor. Each bunny has her own signature color of fabric and stick-on jewels. Apparently the armor is to protect them from (imaginary) coyotes!!

  • Ally June 4, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    i love making salt dough ornaments ever year for christmas… hand prints are a fav, but you can do just about anything.

  • Lynnsey June 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    My kids love anything with paint or pipe cleaners :)

  • Natalie June 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

    My little one is not to the arts and crafts stage yet. Since I don’t think he’ll love the fabric store as much as I do, I think we’ll have fun digging stuff out of the recycle bin to make crafts…milk cartons, cereal boxes, plastic lids. I enjoy trying to get creative with common household items!

  • Jessica H June 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I have lots of favorites, but my recent favorite is an emu hat my daughter made for her school program. It’s super cute and she wears it around the house all the time! :)

  • Amy June 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

    The cutest crafts ever made…we homeschool and have 4 kiddos. An almost 12 yr old son, 9 yr old daughter, almost 6 yr old daughter and 16 mo old son. Our girls are c-r-a-z-y about making movies right now and they’ve been making their own stick and paper bag puppets and backdrops with a landscape roll of white craft paper! They’re busy for hours in our play room making crazy pom pom popsicle stick puppets and googlie eyed paper bag people with glue, pipe cleaners, yarn and paints :) Our oldest films them and we all watch. Who needs TV when you have impromptu Rapunzel?!:)

    Our oldest has been into stop motion animation fun with modeling clay and our camera. As a craft, it’s fun to make the creations he makes and as a project, cool to watch. It’s cool with legos too!

  • Amy June 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    My favorite is almost always the most recent craft made. This week, I taught my girls to use my sewing machine, and we stitched up some easy scrap fabric banners for our front yard trees. So sweet and easy!

  • lindsy June 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I love reusing boxes from my online purchases. Kids are so creative that with just some markers and some cardboard boxes we’ve gone to outerspace and back!

  • RebeccaK June 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    We recently made egg carton cherry blossoms. That was a lot of work and a lot of fun!

  • Ellen June 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    My favorite craft is paper bag puppets! Quick, creative, and a good lead in to imaginative play!

  • Kirsty Chapman June 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    We made a welcome home banner for my sister, taped it to the kitchen floor n painted my lgs feet n hands n we went crazy! She loved it, can’t wait for her to be a bit older so we can use glue and scissors when crafting :) x

  • Trica June 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Lots of cute crafts have come home from preschool over the past years…but my latest favorite is a set of binoculars made from 2 TP rolls painted, glued together and some yarn to hang them around the neck.

  • Heather June 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    My 2 year old LOVES painting the bottom of her feet. We used her footprints to make snowmen and reindeer during the holidays, and butterflies for Mother’s Day presents. We couldn’t save them all there were so many, but we saved some that will be a sweet reminder of the size of her feet in a few years.

  • Cindy June 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    As a Mimi, nothing more wonderful than creating with my grandbabies.

  • Amy June 7, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I love the crafts that my son makes that include his handprints! So cute! And I get a visual reminder of how fast he’s growing while also getting to cherish the memory of him at a particular age. Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  • Kristin Shaw (Two Cannoli) June 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

    So far, my favorite craft projects are ones that my 3yo son has made with handprints. I CHERISH those!


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